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  • Letters link Son of Sam and victims' advocate

    06/27/2009 2:09:59 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 785+ views
    guardian ^ | June 27 2009 | MONICA RHOR
    The letters are unfailingly polite, the carefully crafted correspondence of a man with too much time on his hands. There is no hint of aggression, nothing to suggest that they were penned by the same writer who once terrorized New York City with his missives filled with blood and darkness and death. In these letters, sent from a prison cell in upstate New York to an office in Houston's city hall annex, there is an effort to prove contrition for the homicides back then, an eagerness to put distance between the monster he once was and the person he says...
  • The New New Atheism

    07/15/2007 9:30:08 PM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 559+ views ^ | July 16, 2007 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    Attacking "God" has become a lucrative book business. But there's not much substance behind the latest atheist tracts. There is nothing new under the sun," proclaims the Book of Ecclesiastes. The rise of the new new atheism confirms this ancient biblical wisdom. Of course the famous words of Ecclesiastes should not be taken in a slavishly literal sense, a technique that is all-too-common among those who think they can refute belief in God by showing that the Bible abounds in demonstrably false and self-contradictory statements.
  • "Son of Sam" Suing Over Photos, Letters

    01/30/2006 7:05:52 PM PST · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 493+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Jan 30, 2006 5:18 pm US/Eastern
    Judge tells lawyer to hold Son of Sam killer's property for now NEW YORK (AP) _ Items that belonged to David Berkowitz, the imprisoned Son of Sam killer who terrorized New York for 13 months in the 1970s, were assigned to a lawyer for safekeeping on Monday until a judge decides who owns them now. Berkowitz, serving six 25-years-to-life sentences for killing six people and wounding seven others in 1976 and 1977, said in a lawsuit that he loaned the documents, letters, photos and other items to his former lawyer Hugo R. Harmatz and now wants them back. Harmatz has...
  • New York's 'Son of Sam' Killer Sues Lawyer (David Berkowitz wants his stuff back)

    06/03/2005 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,003+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/03/05 | SAMUEL MAULL
    New York's 'Son of Sam' Killer Sues Lawyer By SAMUEL MAULL, Associated press Writer 58 minutes ago NEW YORK - David Berkowitz, the imprisoned "Son of Sam" killer who terrorized New York City for 13 months in 1976 and 1977, filed a lawsuit Friday to force the return of personal property that he says his former lawyer is planning to sell. Berkowitz, serving six 25-years-to-life sentences for killing six people and wounding seven others, says in court papers he agreed to let lawyer Hugo R. Harmatz use the items as props for a youthful offender program the lawyer said he...
  • Berkowitz (Son of Sam): Don't parole me

    06/19/2004 12:30:11 AM PDT · by freebilly · 45 replies · 263+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2004 | By JOEL STASHENKO
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz told a parole board hearing last week that he does not want to be released because he doesn't deserve to be and because he has a "lot of good goals" in prison.
  • NYC's 'Son of Sam' Killer Denied Parole

    06/11/2004 3:04:56 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 14 replies · 190+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Friday June 11, 2004 | staff
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - David Berkowitz, the ``Son of Sam'' killer who terrorized New York City in the summer of 1977, was denied parole for a second time, officials said Friday. Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences. Though he did not request parole, the issue is automatically considered every two years under state law. The state Parole Board made its decision Wednesday. ``You caused irreparable harm to many victims and society was gripped in fear because of your acts,'' stated a summary of the hearing released Friday. The board noted that Berkowitz had a good record in prison programs,...
  • Rent Board Orders Council Aide To Repay Overcharged Tenants (Berkeley)

    03/01/2004 6:56:59 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Rent Board Orders Council Aide To Repay Overcharged Tenants By Matthew Artz (02-27-04) A champion of Berkeley rent control was ordered last week to pay his former tenants more than $100,000 in restitution by the very rent board he campaigned to create. By a unanimous vote, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board found that Michael Berkowitz, a paid aide to Councilmember Maudelle Shirek, had willfully misrepresented his residency status at his 2820 Derby St. property to skirt rent control. Berkowitz also works in a second position as chief of information services and neighborhood planning for the City of San Francisco....
  • 'Son of Sam' Denied Parole

    07/09/2002 1:34:35 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 26 replies · 269+ views
    Fox ^ | 07.09.02 | AP
    <p>ALBANY, N.Y. David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer who terrorized New York City during the sweltering summer of 1977, was denied parole Tuesday in his first chance for release after 25 years behind bars.</p> <p>The two-member parole board said Berkowitz showed "limited understanding of the motivation" for his crimes. The board called his crimes "atrocious" and noted Berkowitz recently wrote to Gov. George Pataki saying he deserved to be in prison for the rest of his life.</p>